Five bells: sights and sounds of Sydney Harbour

Australia, 1978

Film
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Sydney Harbour, the most beautiful in the world, is celebrated in this lyrical documentary. Pre-dawn a memory of the Harbour’s convict past appears like a dream, but as the sun rises and the trawlers trek back with their cargo of prawns the Harbour comes to life in 1978. Australia’s multi-cultural society is epitomised in this film.

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Credits

production company

Film Australia

producer

Suzanne Baker

director

Dean Semler

Duration

00:27:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1978

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

012680

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Australia - Description and travel

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Sydney (N.S.W.)

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Sydney (N.S.W.) - Decription and travel

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Sydney Harbour (N.S.W.)

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Travel

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Multiculturalism

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Pluralism (Social sciences)

History → History

Places → Sydney (N.S.W.)

Places → Sydney Harbour (N.S.W.)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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